Friday, April 8, 2016

Self-Portraits with Names

Students in grades 4-6 created these self-portraits with watercolor paint. We began by drawing half of a face in pencil. I taught the students accurate proportions in the face. When the face was finished, students would fill the other half of the page with their name in large block or bubble letters. I also provided some examples of graffiti style fonts for the more advanced students. The face and names were then traced over with crayon before being filled in with watercolor paint. We learned how to use more or less water to create lighter and darker skin tones. This was a new twist on self-portraits that easily add a nice element of personality.

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